Thirty-year restaurant industry veteran assumes senior vice president role.

Arby's Restaurant Group named James Lyons senior vice president of development. Prior to joining Arby's, Lyons served as the chief operating officer at Quiznos.

Prior to that, he was chief operating officer franchise/chief development officer at Del Taco. His background also includes operational and development positions with Popeye's, Burger King and Denny's.